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At 02:36 PM 10/26/2002 -0400, Elliotte Rusty Harold wrote:
>We should remember that there's a reason entity resolution is not required
>in XML. The spec states:
>These reasons apply equally well to XInclude as they do to external
>entities. Browsers may choose not to load included elements.
I'm well-aware of the reasoning. I just find the costs this approach
imposes on predictability to be far more expensive than the costs in
bandwidth it avoids.
I've been unhappy about this for a long time, as expressed at:
but I can't say I expect the situation to change any time soon. Various
other XML technologies have since introduced problems far worse than these,
so hoping for 'progress' on these matters seems quite futile at this point.
"Every day in every way I'm getting better and better." - Emile Coue